- The Washington Times - Friday, June 6, 2008

Christine McGuinness

Weichert, Realtors

5034 Wisconsin Ave. NW Washington, DC 20016

301/404-3145

202/362-1651

cmcguinness100@aol.com

www.callchristineforhomes.com

2003

I was fortunate to grow up in the business. My father was a highly successful broker and developer in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. I was exposed to the business from an early age. I always joke about the fact that my getting into the business was inevitable as I was genetically predisposed to catch the bug.

Almost five years

Real estate sales in Maryland, Virginia, District of Columbia and Delaware; graduate, Realtor institute; accredited buyer representative; senior real estate specialist

Greater Capital Area Association of Realtors, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors

Top regional Internet marketing specialist for Weichert Lead Network, numerous national sales awards.

My greatest accomplishment is to see my three children succeeding in their respective endeavors. They are Sean, who recently graduated from Johns Hopkins University with a master’s in Information Technology; Megan, who is an operating room nurse with Fairfax Inova Hospital; and Molly, who just completed her first year of law school at the University of Florida in Gainesville.

I like to think that I am most talented at guiding clients or helping families transition from one chapter of their lives to the next.

$1,500,000

That would have to be 236 Great Falls Road, a home with historic significance in Rockville, which was built in 1858. There was a part of the house in the front entryway that was referred to as the “time capsule,” as it was preserved in its original condition from when the home was built. The learning curve when you take on a project such as listing a historic property is very steep and absolutely fascinating.

My client was selling property in Trinidad. We had coinciding settlements and had to settle on a certain day or she would not be able to perform to the contract she had to purchase another home. At the last minute, the buyer had no loan and, fortunately for me, I was able to help secure a loan for the buyer with a lender that I had used several times in the past, who was a proven commodity. We settled 48 hours later.

Three children

Two Chihuahuas, Harley and Lola

Bachelor of arts in political science and master of arts in special education, Trinity College (Washington), 1976

Operation Smile

“Women & Money: Owning the Power to Control Your Destiny,” by Suze Orman

“Smart People”

Cadillac Escalade

There would have to be two: a grand home on Main Street, USA, just like the one that I grew up in in Massachusetts and a private beach getaway with a water view on the Eastern Shore similar to what I currently own on Cape Cod.

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